Israel’s naval commando unit shot and killed Muhammad Suleiman, a top military advisor to the Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2008, according to a leaked National Security Agency file, published by The Intercept.
NATO will be conducting its biggest military exercises in over 10 years starting in October, with a specific focus on battling Islamic State, allied commanders say. Forces will be deployed across the Mediterranean, and even Russia is invited to observe.
Russia’s strategic missile forces conducted drills in Moscow region to mark the 30th anniversary of the deployment of the iconic Topol missile system. The exercises showcased a unique innovative system capable of extracting missile fuel “from thin air.”
Newly released footage from June demonstrates the raw power of an explosion that saw a Colombian Black Hawk army helicopter blown to bits after landing on a minefield. The blast, which killed four of the soldiers onboard, has been blamed on local rebels.
Despite mass protests, a key panel of Japan’s parliament has approved legislation concerning the deployment of the country’s troops abroad. If the bill gets the MP’s nod on Thursday, this may leave the country’s pacifist post-WWII policies in the past.
Evidence collected from Al-Haq, an independent Palestinian human-rights organization, indicates there was no threat to the life of the soldiers who fatally shot Palestinian youth, said Tahssin Elian, a human rights activist from Ramallah
The EU and the US are the ones who created the chaos in Ukraine, said Daniel McAdams, of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. The countries on the EU periphery like Hungary have to take on the burden receiving thousands of refugees, he added.
A leaked document shows nearly one-third of the 847,000 veterans in the Department of Veteran Affairs’ backlog died while waiting for treatment, amounting to more than 238,000 patients, according to documents obtained by the Huffington Post.